August 2017 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC

The FCC held this Open Meeting on the subjects listed below:

Public Drafts of Meeting Items – Continuing the Chairman's pilot program, the FCC is publicly releasing the draft text of items expected to be considered at the Open Commission Meeting. Drafts of items under consideration that involve specific, enforcement-related matters, which can include restricted proceedings and hearing designation orders, will not be publicly released. One-page cover sheets are included in the public drafts to help summarize each item. Links to these Circulation Documents are provided in the Related Materials section below.

  • Connect America Fund Phase II Auction (Auction 903)
    The Commission considered a Public Notice to initiate the pre-auction process for the Connect America Fund Phase II auction which will award up to $198 million annually for 10 years to service providers that commit to offer voice and broadband services to fixed locations in unserved high-cost areas. (AU Docket No. 17-182)
  • Mobility Fund Phase II Challenge Process
    The Commission considered an Order on Reconsideration and Second Report and Order that lays out a robust challenge process that will enable the Commission to direct Mobility Fund Phase II support to primarily rural areas that lack unsubsidized 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) service. (WC Docket No. 10-90; WT Docket No. 10-208)
  • Form 477
    The Commission considered a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that takes a focused look at the Commission's Form 477 to improve the value of the data we continue to collect. (WC Docket No. 11-10)
  • Expanding Flexible Use in Mid-Band Spectrum Between 3.7 GHz and 24 GHz
    Commission considered a Notice of Inquiry that explores opportunities for next generation services – particularly for wireless broadband – in the 3.7 GHz to 24 GHz spectrum range and asks about how we can increase efficient and effective use of this spectrum for the benefit of all services and users. (GN Docket No. 17-183)
  • Wireless License Renewal and Service Continuity Reform
    The Commission considered a Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would adopt unified construction, renewal, and service continuity rules for the Wireless Radio Services, while seeking comment on a range of additional possible actions to increase the number of Americans with access to wireless communications services. (WTB Docket No. 10-112)
  • Hearing Designation Order
    The Commission considered a Hearing Designation Order.
  • Enforcement Bureau Action
    The Commission considered an NAL and Citation & Order.

The Consent Agenda scheduled for consideration at the Open Meeting, as listed in the initial Public Notice has been deleted.

Meeting Documents

FCC Takes Next Step Toward $2 billion Rural Broadband Expansion

Commission Establishes Challenge Process for Mobility Fund Phase II

FCC Proposes Improvements to Broadband/Voice Services Data Collection

FCC Opens Inquiry Into New Opportunities in Mid-Band Spectrum

FCC Reforms License Renewal Rules for Wireless Spectrum

FCC Issues Hearing Designation Order for Michigan Radio Station

FCC Proposes $82 Million Fine for Spoofed Telemarketing Robocalls

Related Materials